Archive for December 12th, 2009

Original 1969 articles about “True Grit”

December 12, 2009

It’s the last weekend of 69!  And what better way to go out than with two monumental westerns?
I found some great original reviews of both True Grit and Once Upon a Time in the West, but alas, was out sick on Friday and didn’t get to post them in time for the screenings.

Instead, enjoy this profile of John Wayne as True Grit was released, as well as an interesting time capsule story about Paramount Pictures, slimming down it’s big-budget roadshow movie events to make way for higher grossing small films, like True Grit.

Look for more on Once Upon a Time on Monday.

True Grit plays Northwest Film Forum Sat-Sun at 6pm; Once Upon a Time in the West shows Sat-Sun at 8:30pm.

Click for bigger images. (PS. Check out the great Hirschfeld illustration! Can you find all three Ninas?)